how to pronounce phonics


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the above transcription of phonics is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

phonics is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of phonics


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video examples of phonics pronunciation

An example use of phonics in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… labour oppose the phonics checks they …”

meanings of phonics


  1. A method of teaching elementary reading based on the phonetic interpretation of normal spelling.
  2. Acoustics.
  3. The study of how the sounds of words are represented by spelling.
  4. Phonetics.

phonics frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word phonics occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics phonics can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that phonics can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to phonics


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